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Scott LaHart

Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.

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Norway split over climate tax on meat

Research in Norway has found that slightly more people are against a “climate tax” on meat as they are in favour of it. Meat consumption continues to rise year-or-year in Norway and the financial measure is being viewed as a possible way to brake the growth.


European Food Law Tax Policy

Denmark sees surge in wholegrain labelled products

A new Nielsen study shows that sales of wholegrain labelled products have risen by 7% in Denmark since 2016 and that there are now 800 “Whole Grain Partnership”-labelled products to choose from.

European Food Law Health and Nutrition

Sweden checks for UTPs in the food chain

The Swedish government has asked the country’s Competition Authority to map and analyse competition throughout the food chain to pick up any unfair trading practices (UTPs) as Sweden gears up to implement its new food strategy.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Norwegian ice cream maker forced to rethink advertising stunt

Norwegian ice cream manufacturer Hennig-Olsen was forced to change the conditions around its promotional summer competition, which closed on August 25. While it was touted that the winner would win ice cream “for life,” the fine print stated that the real amount of time was 30 years, prompting a backlash.

European Food Law Advertising

Norwegian politicians push for higher tariffs on imported fresh produce

The Norwegian Centre Party is promoting a tariff increase on foreign vegetables in order to provide better opportunities for domestic vegetables. A number of other parties, however, are more sceptical about going in this direction and have argued for an approach involving labelling.

European Food Law Tax Policy

Denmark may eliminate excise charges on coffee and tea

The Danish government is considering dropping excise charges on products such as coffee and tea that do not make the government a great deal of money in relation to the time they take to administer.

European Food Law Tax Policy
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